27 December 1995 Observations of clouds in the polar stratosphere and polar mesosphere from POAM II
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The Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement [POAM II] instrument has been measuring the vertical distribution of aerosols, poiar stratospheric clouds [PSC], ozone, as well as several other atmospheric species since autumn 1993. The approach used to identify PSCs and polar mesospheric clouds [PMCs] from POAM II measurements will be described along a presentation of some of the early results of this high altitude cloud measurements. It is believed that the POAM II measurements of PMCs represent the first reported observations of PMCs directly by extinction; all previous observations utilized scattering.
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Eric P. Shettle, Eric P. Shettle, M. D. Fromm, M. D. Fromm, D. Debrestian, D. Debrestian, John S. Hornstein, John S. Hornstein, K. W. Hoppel, K. W. Hoppel, J. D. Lumpe, J. D. Lumpe, William J. Glaccum, William J. Glaccum, John J. Olivero, John J. Olivero, Richard Michael Bevilacqua, Richard Michael Bevilacqua, S. S. Krigman, S. S. Krigman, "Observations of clouds in the polar stratosphere and polar mesosphere from POAM II", Proc. SPIE 2578, Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III, (27 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228934; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.228934


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